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Vuelta 2017: Stage 12: Motril - Antequera. Los Dólmenes 160kms *Spoilers*

blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 16,121
edited September 2017 in Pro race
Stage 12: Motril - Antequera. Los Dólmenes 160kms

Map:
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Profile:
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Climbs:
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Final Kms:
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,276
    I'm in the area so I'll probably be popping along the the finish later.

    In other news - the Aqua Blue bus - WTF. Completely burnt out by vandals.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • RichN95 wrote:
    I'm in the area so I'll probably be popping along the the finish later.

    In other news - the Aqua Blue bus - WTF. Completely burnt out by vandals.

    What's the weather like, Rich?

    Said bus:-

    https://twitter.com/AquaBlueSport/statu ... -shorts%2F
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 13,807
    Another intermediate tailor made for the sprinters.
  • Another intermediate tailor made for the sprinters.



    lmao
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 11,838
    Another intermediate tailor made for the sprinters.

    To be fair, it is more interesting when GC riders might nick seconds than when sprinters nick a few points. I think the tour ones are a shambles when all the sprinters do a half-sprint and roll through together.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,276
    RichN95 wrote:
    I'm in the area so I'll probably be popping along the the finish later.

    In other news - the Aqua Blue bus - WTF. Completely burnt out by vandals.

    What's the weather like,
    Hot and sunny, not a cloud in the sky.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 3,367
    Peloton to be charitable and let aqua Blue take the stage after last night?
  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,544
    Dorset Boy wrote:
    Peloton to be charitable and let aqua Blue take the stage after last night?

    No. Nice idea, but charity only goes so far. They wouldn't want it that way anyway.
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 13,807
    TheBigBean wrote:
    Another intermediate tailor made for the sprinters.

    To be fair, it is more interesting when GC riders might nick seconds than when sprinters nick a few points. I think the tour ones are a shambles when all the sprinters do a half-sprint and roll through together.

    The breakaway takes the seconds in pretty much all the days like today. At least when it's the sprinters going for points, there is something there for the 10th placed rider across the intermediate.

    They aren't even pretending the points jersey is for the sprinters in this race (apart from putting an "S" on the map). Fair play to Trentin.
  • RonBRonB Posts: 3,984
    Pauwels unwell and DNS today's stage.
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,981
    Dorset Boy wrote:
    Peloton to be charitable and let aqua Blue take the stage after last night?

    More helpful would be for Sky to just let them use their 'Hub' truck?
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 11,838
    TheBigBean wrote:
    Another intermediate tailor made for the sprinters.

    To be fair, it is more interesting when GC riders might nick seconds than when sprinters nick a few points. I think the tour ones are a shambles when all the sprinters do a half-sprint and roll through together.

    The breakaway takes the seconds in pretty much all the days like today. At least when it's the sprinters going for points, there is something there for the 10th placed rider across the intermediate.

    They aren't even pretending the points jersey is for the sprinters in this race (apart from putting an "S" on the map). Fair play to Trentin.

    I'd rather they just included random prizes from the intermediate sprint sponsor. Or gave points for aggressive rider award.
  • red.riderred.rider Posts: 508
    BOTD finally released:
    Edward Theuns (Trek-Segafredo), Jose Joaquin Rojas (Movistar), Pawel Poljanski, Andreas Schillinger (Bora-Hansgrohe), Julien Duval (AG2R-La Mondiale), Brendan Canty (Cannondale-Drapac), Michael Morkov (Katusha-Alpecin), Stef Clement (LottoNL-Jumbo), Jan Polanc (UAE Team Emirates), Tomasz Marczynski (Lotto Soudal), Omar Fraile (Dimension Data), Anthony Perez (Cofidis), David Arroyo (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA), Peter Koning (Aqua Blue Sport)

    4 minutes lead with 100km to go
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,276
    Whoever does the geology bits of these posts has dropped the ball today

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Torcal_de_Antequera

    The food: they seem to like oxtail around here

    The wine: Montilla Modules. I'm yet to be convinced but I intend to do proper research later
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 3,367
    dish_dash wrote:
    Dorset Boy wrote:
    Peloton to be charitable and let aqua Blue take the stage after last night?

    More helpful would be for Sky to just let them use their 'Hub' truck?

    I think the whole peloton could fit in the Hub!
  • m.r.m.m.r.m. Posts: 2,035
    RichN95 wrote:
    Whoever does the geology bits of these posts has dropped the ball today

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Torcal_de_Antequera

    The food: they seem to like oxtail around here

    The wine: Montilla Modules. I'm yet to be convinced but I intend to do proper research later
    Plaza de Toros or Mesón Ibérico Dehesa Las Hazuelas seem like the places to go for oxtail.
    PTP Champion 2019
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,981
    24km to go... break breaking up on the climb. GC pack 9 mins behind...
  • hypsterhypster Posts: 1,183
    Marczynski out on his own at the front. Contador and Roche attacking the peloton
  • hypsterhypster Posts: 1,183
    Contador drops Roche, Sky giving 10-15 seconds to see if anyone else will chase.
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 11,838
    Contador has 35s
  • hypsterhypster Posts: 1,183
    Roche picked up by Sky group. Contador ploughing on with 30 secs now.
  • hypsterhypster Posts: 1,183
    Canty over the crash barrier on the descent! Looks OK though.
  • hypsterhypster Posts: 1,183
    Marczynski has a minute on the chasers. Red jersey holding Bertie at 30 secs.
  • hypsterhypster Posts: 1,183
    On the descent now and group closing down Contador
  • hypsterhypster Posts: 1,183
    Contador with a teammate now (Theuns I think)
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 11,838
    Froome mechanical
  • hypsterhypster Posts: 1,183
    Froome off!!
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,981
    Froome bike change...
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 11,838
    Froome crash
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,981
    And again...
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